Notable landmarks include (from left to right, just out of view): The Union Trust Building (First Niagara Bank), previously named "The Rochester German Insurance Building," National Theatre & Hotel Rochester.

 

View of the old Hotel Rochester at the corner of West Main Street and Plymouth Ave, in Downtown Rochester, NY. 

Circa 1904. 

 

Once located at 95 Main Street, this nine-story hotel was designed by Rochester's notable architectural firm, Crandall & Strobel in 1907. With 300 rooms, all offering window views for $1.50/night, the hotel also welcomed next door theater-goers looking for a late-night meal and/or cocktail. In 1957, the hotel was sold to the Mechanics Institute (pre-R.I.T.) to serve as a men's dormitory for non-regional students. Two years later, it was renamed "Nathaniel Rochester Hall," dedicated to one of the Institute's original founders, Col. Nathaniel Rochester. Operating as part of R.I.T's downtown campus for the next decade, R.I.T. eventually left downtown and moved their campus to the suburb of Henrietta in 1968. The building last served for the Volunteers of America until it was left abandoned and imploded on December, 18, 1999.


Watch the IMPLOSION FOOTAGE here and here.

Present-day view would be from The North Plymouth Terrace Building on West Main Street West (Buffalo Rd), click here.

Hotel Rochester, Rochester, N.Y.

$15.00Price
Print Size
Paper Quality
Image Title Text
  • These fine-Art, giclee prints are printed Epson brand archival inks, available on two variations of acid-free paper: an economic Standard grade or a higher-quality, Museum grade.

  • If you are not satisfied with your purchase, you must return it within 30 days of receipt and receive a replacement or refund for the price of the product. Shipping charges will not be refunded.

  • Facebook Social Icon
  • Flickr Social Icon

©2009-2019 Flour City Post by MIKE BATTLE

Created with Wix.com